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Selfies as an Art Form

Posted April 29, 2017 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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Taking a picture used to be a simple matter of standing in front of a person aiming a camera in your direction while demanding that you smile and say things like “cheese!” All of that effort just to wait countless days or even weeks to see limited results.

With the advent of camera-enabled cell phones and smart phones, the matter had become entirely simplified with the results being instantly visible, offering countless options of poses and facial expressions, all stored away in a carousel of you!

Add to that smartphone and Instagram filters, and our family members and high school friends have become entirely unrecognizable. With some family members and friends being airbrushed within an inch of their lives, others favor the overlaying of ridiculous cartoon-like doe eyes or fairy characteristics (I am talking about you, Snapchat).

If that weren’t enough, now Adobe will be getting in on the act with its soon-to-be-released app using AI tools that will help us elevate our selfies to works of art. Taking filters a step further, Adobe, through its artificial intelligence branch Sensei, will give users the chance to manipulate bad selfies into portrait-like masterpieces.

According to Adobe, tapping an image will give the user options for altering features (i.e., softening or elongating features), distances, camera direction, and backgrounds. Users will also be able to apply depth of field and will even have the option of borrowing the style from an unrelated picture to apply to their own.

Although the technology sounds similar to the Instagram and smart phone filters already available, the team at Adobe believes that their product offers more precision than the standard filters.

Currently in the testing stages, Adobe hasn’t officially announced when this app will become available.

Until that day, we can continue to instead enjoy the several iterations of my nearly 40-year-old cousin’s Snapchat-filtered Facebook and Instagram posts.

Video credit: Adobe Creative Cloud

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Carine06 / CC BY-SA 2.0

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04/29/2017 10:08 AM

Now they have drones that follow you around to take pictures and movies.

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04/29/2017 12:19 PM

The Selfie Drone? Sheesh, I felt 20 IQ points slip away just reading about it!

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04/29/2017 12:39 PM

Can you say PhotoNarcissaCopter?

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04/29/2017 1:01 PM

IKR? Capitalising on the New Wave of Narcissism sweeping the country (along with the de rigueur sense of entitlement).

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04/30/2017 5:43 AM

Can you say (2) teenage competing sisters.

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04/29/2017 12:40 PM

Coming from H.S. I'm surprised the price doesn't have a few more nines.

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04/30/2017 6:05 PM

As this thread is about selfies, and given that you did not credit your source, are suggesting here that you painted this, it being a 'selfie' and all?

Or did Corina St. Martin of Richmond, Indiana paint this?

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